Se plaindre

The Subjunctivisor!

Does se plaindre require the subjunctive?

Yes, se plaindre requires the subjunctive:

Par exemple…

Je me plains que les autres soient toujours en retard.
I’m complaining that the others are always late.

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1 Response

  1. John Mullen 3 May 2018 / 11:40

    You usually use the subjunctive. It’s not impossible to use the indicative though – that would underline the factualness of the complaint. Ils se plaignaient que les bus arrivaient toujours en retard.